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    Default Anson DJ222, Green Gable, Lake District

    Can anyone help with the names of the crew on this aircraft when it came down in the Lake District on 9th August 1943. There probably five on the aircraft, two confirmed names being....

    Pilot - Sgt Waclaw Panasik PAF (P794954)

    Air Bomber - F/Sgt Eruin A Loppe RCAF,(Erwin on CWGC) (Ervin in other sources)

    Michael Hurst's lakeland book incorrectly names the pilot as "Sgt D Ppausil PAF".

    Also named in March 1986 Flypast (and in Hursts book) was LAC J A Price being killed, CWGC have no named person killed on this date from what i can see. The same article mentions there being two survivors, making 5 on the aircraft, though they remain unnamed.

    Can anyone help ID "Price" and the two others please, thanks Rich Allenby

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    Hi Rob
    I don't know whether this adds to your knowledge but Waclaw Panasik, P795954, age 28 died on 9/8/43 and is in a CWGC grave in Dumfries(St Andrews) R C Cemetery in the War Graves Group ,Sect. A, Grave 235. From another post Stanislaw Kowalczyk,P780579, age 23, also died on 9/8/43 and is in Grave 233.
    Stanislaw Mackiewicz,P794941, AGE 29, d.9/8/43, is in Grave234
    Regards
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    Last edited by Dick; 25th April 2008 at 20:00.

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    Rich

    This is from the 10 (O)AFU ORB:

    Anson DJ222 A2 Crashed at Seathwaite, Cumberland, 9:8:43

    794945 Sgt Panasik, W. Pilot, Died in Keswick Hosp. 9:8:43

    J4695 F/O Calder, J.P., Admitted to Fuse Hill Military Hospital, Carlisle. DI List 9:8:43

    135917 P/O Peak, C.E., Admitted to Fuse Hill Military Hospital, Carlisle, 9:8:43.

    R176010 Sgt Loppe, E., Dead, Admitted to Keswick Hospital 9:8:43.

    1600232 Sgt Chowney, Admitted to Fuse Hill Military Hospital, Carlisle 9:8:43.
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    Should also have added the following sections as well.

    August 11th 1943, “The bodies of Sgt Panasik and Sgt Loppe were collected from Keswick
    after bursting through yards of red-tape and ridiculous civil B.S. The body of Sgt Mackiwicz
    was then removed from Crosby-on-Eden and all three brought to Dumfries. The missing
    Anson DJ275 was found on Scawfell. All the crew were dead. Millom is dealing with this
    crash.”

    August 1943, “Crashes.
    On 9th August 1943, flying accident to Anson DJ222. The pilot (Sgt Panasik W.) and the Air
    Bomber Sgt Loppe, E.A. (RCAF) were killed. The other members of the crew (W/Op Sgt
    Chowney G.M., Navigator P/O Peake C.E. & Navigator F/O Calder J.P (RCAF) were injured.
    It has been requested that a Court of Enquiry may be convened by the Air Officer
    Commanding No.29 Group to investigate this accident.
    On 9th August 1943, flying accident to Anson DJ275 in which all members of the crew were
    killed. Pilot F/Sgt Kowalczyk, S. It has been requested that a Court of Enquiry may be
    convened by the Air Officer Commanding No.29 Group to investigate this accident.
    On 9th August 1943, flying accident to Anson N5053, in which the pilot (Sgt Mackiewicz W.
    9Polish) was killed. The other members of the crew were injured. It has been requested that a
    Court of Enquiry may be convened by the Air Officer Commanding No.29 Group to
    investigate this accident.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Dick and Alan, much appreciated.

    a bad night for the Unit.

    regards Rich

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    To add a little to Chowney and Peake in this case,

    the London Gazette shows him:

    Gazette Issue 36309 published on the 31 December 1943. Page 46 of 48
    Air Ministry, 1st January, 1944.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the names of the undermentioned personnel in the London Gazette as having been commended
    FOR BRAVE CONDUCT.
    Sergeants.
    1600232 G. M. CHOWNEY, R.A.F.V.R.

    From FreeBMD he MIGHT be Geoffrey Montague Chowney, but that is only a guess.

    Gazette Issue 35976 published on the 9 April 1943. Page 5 of 10
    To be Plt. Offs. on prob. (emergency): —
    Ldg Acm
    2nd january 1943
    1321510 Charles Edward PEAKE (135917)
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 3rd August 2008 at 17:37. Reason: typo
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    Dennis, many thanks for this extra information, much appreciated. regards Rich Allenby

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